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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

Environmental Health & Safety Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $48K per year. Cash earnings for Environmental Health & Safety Technicians — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $66K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Health & Safety Technicians survey respondents are men (71 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,420 - $67,473
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,353
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$14.28 - $26.50
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,420 - $67,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,097 - $66,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $39.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,097 - $66,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $74K per year. When Environmental Health & Safety Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Environmental Health & Safety Specialists or Environmental Health & Safety Coordinators. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $6K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Survey takers who work as Environmental Health & Safety Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are also skilled in Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $50K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $44K. On average, Environmental Health & Safety Technicians make $49K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries


OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%
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